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MLB: Detroit 8, Texas 2

June 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 25 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs with a pair of doubles Monday, backing Rick Porcello's strong start in the Detroit Tigers' 8-2 victory over Texas.

Cabrera's two-run double in the first inning triggered a five-run Detroit uprising to start the game and he added another run-producing two-bagger in the sixth for an 8-0 Tigers advantage.

Jhonny Peralta chipped in with two RBI as Detroit claimed the first of a three-game series.

Porcello (5-5) held the powerful Texas lineup to one run over six innings, allowing six hits and striking out seven while working around three walks.

Rangers starter Justin Grimm (1-1) was pounded in his second major league appearance, surrendering six runs on eight hits in just one inning.

Josh Hamilton belted his 23rd homer -- a two-run clout -- for American League West-leading Texas.

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